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CS/CS/HB 949 — Operation of a Golf Cart

by Local Administration Committee, Federal Affairs and Special Districts Subcommittee; Transportation and Modals Subcommittee; and Rep. Stevenson and others (CS/SB 1290 by Transportation Committee and Senators Grall and Perry)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill (Chapter 2023-67, L.O.F.) requires that a person operating a golf cart on a public road or street, as authorized by the responsible local government entity, must:

  • If 18 years of age or older, possess a form of government-issued photographic identification; or
  • If under 18 years of age, possess a valid learner’s driver license or valid driver license.

The bill also authorizes water control districts to designate roads owned and maintained by the district for the operation of golf carts, provided the district receives approval from the county where the designated road is located.

These provisions were approved by the Governor and take effect October 1, 2023.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 102-0